Cecil’s Pride Annual Report – Cecil Roars Into 2016

Fellow animal lovers,

On Behalf of the Cecil’s Pride team, we want to wish you all a Merry Christmas.
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2015 has been a year of awakening. The death of Cecil the lion has opened up our eyes to the atrocities of trophy hunting; bringing people of different nation, colour and religion together to make a unified voice against trophy hunting. While the animal lover community has made some small gains with the passing of a few animal friendly acts, the fight is far from over. As we speak dozens of elephants are being killed daily for their tusks. Whales are still being kept in captivity by SeaWorld and within our own borders there is a state sanctioned massacre of endangered black bears happening within in the state of New Jersey. The fight is far from over and Cecil’s Pride will continue to stand up and be that voice for the animals at risk.

Some of you who were with us from the very beginning may remember how Cecil’s pride started out as a small blog to report on news pertaining to Cecil’s Cubs, Dentist Walter Palmer and the actions of the animal lover community responding to trophy hunting. We pride ourselves in being an independent news source free from influences of hunters and political lobbyists. Within the first 3 months, we’ve merged with other blogs like Justice4Cecil and grassroot groups forming an alliance of writers, activists and community builders. We’ve started reporting on wildlife advocacy, grassroot protests like the one outside of Dr. Palmer’s office, the DC Marches and the October Global March for Elephants and Rhinos that brought thousands out to make a statement. As of today, we are proud to have served the animal lover community with over 300 articles resulting in 15,000 subscribers and 500,000 (half a million) page visits. And we’re just getting started.

2016 is the year where we’re going to take off and make huge waves and deliver blows to hunter groups like Safari Clubs International (SCI). We’re pleased to announce our sponsorship support for the July rally Cecil2016 as well as a few other grassroot campaigns like the bus advertisement campaign and the upcoming billboard campaign. Part of what makes Cecil’s Pride great is our democratic and crowd sourced nature where everyone’s thoughts and involvement are welcomed. If you are passionate about animals and are serious about staying for the long haul, we welcome and invite you to help shape the direction of Cecil’s Pride. Do you see us as the upcoming Huffington Post for wildlife animals or maybe the resource centre for activists or maybe a news site for positive stories? Whatever it is we want to hear from you.
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We invite you to share and dream with us what you want Cecil2016 to be like. We want to hear from you what you think are important issues to report on Cecil’s Pride.Please input your ideas using this form. This is an audience-wide brainstorm involving everyone from contributors to readers and grassroots ambassadors.
We will report back with the final findings in the New Year. Join in on the conversation and help shape Cecil’s Pride! We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy 2016.
Standing strong with the animals against animal cruelty,
Jeff W

Executive Editor of Cecil’s Pride

6 thoughts on “Cecil’s Pride Annual Report – Cecil Roars Into 2016

  1. Thank you to all those involved from the top to the bottom that spearheaded this worldwide revolt to put a stop to such heinous activity to animals who only should live out their lives as they were meant to. Please continue to fight the Good Fight!! I can’t wait to wear my antipoaching t shirt!


  2. Thanks for all. I like your blog and resource very much! I am with you from the very beginning.
    (I live in Belarus and my English isn’t perfect, but I will try to express my thoughts :-))
    You have started very important work and let it live.
    The animals need our protection. The animals are vulnerable.
    I am not sure that a human nature can be changed. It’s seems the hunters will always be…
    But yes, as your wrote, 2015 has been a year of awakening. People have opened their eyes.
    All around the world!
    Our World must remember Cecil always and to know a true about a trophy hunting.
    You can help in this.
    By my opinion, all news on your site are important, relevant and interesting.
    It’s really important to know the true situation, problems and solutions.
    Sure, good news are more preferred! 🙂
    Keep up your enthusiasm and courage to continue this work for our Unique Wild Nature.
    Thanks a lot again and Merry Christmas!


  3. Thank you Cecilspride for all the hard work and dedication. I am a big animal advocate. I try and educate and bring awareness of the killing and depleation of all our wildlife! Some listen and some just look at me funny. That’s OK because I wont stop being the best voice I can to help the murdering of our wildlife and to rid the evil humans from their evil selfish ways! I will continue to support cecilspride and share the wonderful work that is being done!!!
    Thank You !!


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